Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Minnesota Power New Generation Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching

College students still have time to apply for Minnesota Power’s New Generation Scholarship. The scholarship, which is administered by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation on behalf of Minnesota Power, assists students who will benefit the work force and economic vitality of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin . The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 1 and scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500.

“Minnesota Power is committed to investing in tomorrow’s workforce, today, so this region can remain competitive in this global economy,” says Minnesota Power Foundation Director, Peggy Hanson.

Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible. They must also attend an eligible school full time and be studying in one of several specific majors at a designated college or university. Students must also be entering their junior or senior year in a Bachelor’s Degree program or their final year in an Associate’s Degree program. For a list of qualifying majors and schools, along with additional details and the application, visit the scholarship portion of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation website: www.dsacommunityfoundation.com. Or, visit the Minnesota Power website: www.mnpower.com/scholarship. Scholarship applications must be received no later than midnight, February 1, 2010.

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation encourages private giving for the public good. The Community Foundation is a permanent community endowment, built by gifts from hundreds of individuals and organizations. Guided by a 12-member Board of volunteer civic leaders, the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations and to individuals for scholarships and provides leadership on important community initiatives in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin . Since its inception in 1983, they have distributed $33 million and currently hold over 280 different funds, each with its own charitable purpose. Learn more at www.dsacommunityfoundation.com.

Regional affiliates of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation include the Two Harbors Area Fund (created in 1998), the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund (created in 2000), the Cook County Community Fund (created in 2003), the Hermantown Community Fund (created in 2005), and the Eveleth Area Community Foundation (created in 2008).